There are now separate numbers for the Parish Office (703-221-4044) or (703-291-7285), School Office (703-221-3868), and Religious Education Office (703-221-3127). If a parishioner wishes to reach someone in those offices, we ask that they please call the designated number. This is a change from the previous arrangement where you would be able to dial an extension after reaching the general number of the parish. We had to make this change to correct problems we were having with the former system.
Upcoming Parish Events
Festival of Praise
at 7:30 p.m. in the Church.
Enjoy a wonderful evening of Christmas Praise presented by the St. Francis Music Ministry! The concert is free of charge, however a free will offering will be accepted to help cover the cost of the concert.
For more information, please contact Nikole Giraldi.
1:30 PM Spanish Mass in the gym
5:30 PM (NO MASS)
3:15 PM Children’s Christmas Pageant in church
Followed by 4:00 PM Children’s Mass
4:00 PM – Mass in the gym (Cantor)
5:45 Prelude 6:00 PM Children’s Mass
6:00 PM – Mass in the gym (Cantor)
7:30 Prelude 8:00 PM Mass (Teen Choir/Ensemble)
8:00 PM – Spanish Mass in the gym
9:30 Prelude 10:30 PM Mass (Adult Choir)
(No Mass at Midnight)
8:45 Prelude 9:00 AM Mass (Cantor)
10:45 AM Mass
11:30 Prelude 12:15 PM Mass (Ensemble in church)
8:45 AM Morning Mass
Since December 25th (Christmas—the Nativity of the Lord) falls on a Monday this year, the question has been raised as to whether a person can attend Mass on the evening of Sunday, December 24th and fulfill both the Sunday Mass obligation and the Christmas Mass obligation. In other words, can one Mass fulfill two obligations?
The U. S. Bishops’ Committee on Divine Worship’s response was, “The prevailing view of many canon lawyers is that each obligation must be fulfilled with a separate Mass. Thus, when consecutive obligations occur on Saturday-Sunday or Sunday-Monday, the faithful must attend Mass twice to fulfill two separate obligations.
Knights of Columbus
Christmas Wreaths & Tabletop Decorations. It’s not too late! The online store is open until December 18th. You can order freshly cut wreaths and tabletop decorations to help our Knights of Columbus Council. Please go to: www.MickmanHolidayGifts.com and use Coupon Code KNIGHTVA003. You’ll receive a discount and the Council gets a donation. Merry Christmas!!
Children’s Christmas Pageant
December 24th at 3:00 p.m.
after 8:45 a.m. Mass
55+ Volunteers Needed to Stuff Gift Bags December 19th after the 8:45 a.m. Daily Mass. Please join fellow 55+ parishioners and serve others by volunteering to stuff and transport gift bags for residents of Envoy Nursing Home and clients of St. Francis House.
Please contact Lisa Ostendorf if you would like to help.
(Misa en español)
(Not a day of Holy Obligation)